Highlights of the Upcoming NELA Annual Conference

Learn how to work “Outside the Box” to meet today’s challenges for your library. The 2010 New England Library Association Annual Conference will be held October 17 – 19 at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Join your colleagues from across the region for this exciting educational and networking event.

For details & registration information, please visit the conference website: http://www.nelib.org/conference/2010/

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NELA Annual Conference 2010

The New England Library Association is accepting registrations for their annual conference!

Outside the Box: Results, Support, Sustainability
Boxborough, MA – October 17-19, 2010

Those who paid to attend NELA 2009 may take a 50% discount!

Those who attended a spring program for NETSL, NERTCL, or ITS: you may take a $5 discount!

For programs, mail-in registration, exhibitor & hotel information, visit the conference website at: http://www.nelib.org/conference/2010/

Emerson Greenaway Award Nominations

To recognize his outstanding achievements, the New England Library Association (NELA) in 1988 honored Emerson Greenaway, an innovator in library organization and practice in the mid-twentieth century, with the “Great Librarian Award.” Two years later this regional honor was renamed the Emerson Greenaway Award and the award is offered annually by NELA to recognize exceptional librarians.

Do you know a Great Librarian who deserves recognition? If so, please tell us about this person! Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Emerson Greenaway Award to recognize individuals who have had a “demonstrated impact on the library field in the New England region.”

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Call for Tech Posters for NELA Annual Conference

The Information Technology Section is sponsoring a Tech Topics poster
session at the NELA annual conference October 17-19. If you have a
great project and would like to be one of a dozen or so presenters,
please get back to me with your poster topic.

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NELA Wants You!

Each year, our Nominations Committee works tirelessly to identify candidates for Officers on the NELA Executive Board. Since we start with suggestions from committee members, we often make call after call, finding out all the conflicting responsibilities that make it impossible for those people to serve.


If you would like to gain experience working with colleagues from all six New England States – if you’re curious about how association decisions are made and projects are chosen – if you’re looking for a new opportunity for professional development – WE WANT YOU!

The open positions to be filled by election of the membership later this year are the following:

  • Vice President/President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Junior Director

Please check out the descriptions for NELA BOARD positions: http://nelib.org/candidates.

What do you need to do? Just identify your interest! Send in a short “candidate statement” by MARCH 20 so we’ll know about you and why you’d like to serve in a specific role. Please email your statement to: [email protected]

NELA Scholarship Deadline March 15

Grad School Assistance Available
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2010

Need money for library school? NELA offers scholarships for New England residents working on a Master’s degree in Library Science: two scholarships each for full and part-time students, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

Interested? Complete details and an application form are at:


Be sure to submit your completed application form to your graduate school’s Dean’s office by March 15 (the Educational Assistance Committee cannot accept direct applications.)

If you have any questions, please contact
Vickie Turcotte,
Chair of the Educational Assistance Committee
[email protected]

NETSL 2010 Spring Conference – Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the New England Technical Services Librarians’ 2010 Spring Conference!

Visit http://www.nelib.org/netsl/conference/2010/index.htm for more details on the program and registration information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2010:

Crosswalks to the Future: Library Metadata on the Move

Thursday, April 15, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

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NELA 2009 – Register Now to Get Early Bird Discounts!


It’s time to register for the New England Library Association Annual Conference in Hartford, CT on October 18 – 20, 2009.

Why? Just take a look at the great program lineup at www.nelib.org/conference to see the details on this dynamic educational event and networking opportunity.

Why now? Both the Early Bird registration discount and the special NELA rate at the Marriott hotel are good until October 9. Take advantage of the savings by registering now.